Ann Romney Laughed at De Niro’s First Lady Joke

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CINCINNATI, OH - MARCH 03:  Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann Romney walk through The Montgomery Inn Restaurant at the Roadhouse on March 3, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mitt Romney is campaigning in Ohio ahead of Super Tuesday.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Proof that Ann Romney is, unlike her husband, a normal human being who likes to laugh: She thought Robert De Niro's first lady joke was funny. At an Obama reelection fund-raiser on Monday, De Niro introduced Michelle Obama with a pretty harmless joke:

"Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?" De Niro asked to cheers from the crowd. "Too soon, right?"

Michelle Obama's spokesman said the joke was inappropriate and Newt Gingrich called it "utterly and totally unacceptable." But Ann Romney laughed!

Here's what she told Piers Morgan on CNN last night:

"You know what, I took it for what it was: a joke. And you know, again, we take everything so seriously. We have to be so correct and everyone's got to apologize, and I can say, you know what, I can laugh at it. I will tell you, in politics, the fastest way to get in trouble is to make a joke. So I think Robert DeNiro has just learned that."

Watch the clip here:

Who else could she be talking about there?